Leaving water in skimmer when closing


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Sep 28, 2020
Chicago (West Suburbs), IL
Pool Size
Liquid Chlorine
I am using my auto cover as a winter cover so will be leaving water in my skimmer when closing. Is a gizzmo all I need? Or do I need a skimmer faceplate that doesn’t let water in as well? Just wondering if it’s ok to let that “door” that leads into the skimmer frozen in water. Thanks!


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In The Industry
Aug 15, 2017
Spring Valley, NY
I'd flatten the door down so it can't com up and fill the skimmer with pool noodles with long enough pieces that start and end in the pool, go in and around the gizmo sort of in a U shape. This way the won't come loose in the winter.
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